That was the longest headline ever, but it’s TRUE. Karen O, Brian Chase and Nick Zinner have transcended the ground us mere mortals traverse on, so they needed to do something that’s never been done before in a music video ever. Hellooooo, New York.
The track is for their new single off of this year’s Mosquito – “Despair”. The video follows the band through a melancholy evening on the top of one of New York’s largest building. As night turns into day, singer Karen O comes to terms with her despair and starts to view life and the world around her in a new light, hopping and skipping and clapping-it-up all around her. The video is artsy without being pretentious, and really does add to the song’s message, as a good video should.
Or at least that’s my interpretation of it.
Check this shit out. YYY or die.
We caught the Yeah Yeah Yeahs live at Dover, Delaware’s Firefly Festival last weekend, and that full recap is coming soon!